THE ANALYSIS OF SAFETY MARGINS IN THE MANEUVERING OF LARGE SHIPS IN CONFINED WATERS

In the present paper ship manoeuvres are considered as the output of a stochastic process. The main reason for the process being stochastic is the fact that the ship is steered by a human controller. A mathematical description of manoeuvres is derived which shows resemblance with the description of other irregular signals. The analysis is applied to an experiment executed on the manoeuvring simulator of the Netherlands Ship Model Basin. Results of these experiments are presented, showing the large influence the mariner has on handling capabilities of the steered ship.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 10th Naval Hydrodynamics Symposium, 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Office of Naval Research

    Department of the Navy, 800 North Quincy Street
    Arlington, VA  United States  22217
  • Authors:
    • Oldenkamp, I
    • Paymans, P J
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00323685
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM